honors

Overdrive named finalist for national awards for Channel 19 blog, social media

Overdrive was named last week a finalist for an Award for Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in the Blog category for Senior Editor Todd Dills' Channel 19 blog and in the Best Use of Social Media category for implementation of Overdrive's Facebook and Twitter and other social media accounts. Dills posts multiple times per week in his Channel 19 blog, which has elements of driver advocacy, humor and general interest trucking stories from around ...

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Women in Trucking goes to the White House

The Women in Trucking Association president and CEO, Ellen Voie, attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Equal Pay Act, signed by President John Kennedy in 1963, in the East Wing of the White House on Monday, June 10. President Barack Obama spoke Monday at the event. Voie received her invitation from the Secretary of Transportation's Office of Public Engagement.

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Ruan names drivers of year

Ruan Transportation Management recently named its 2012 Drivers of the Year—totaling 14 out of the 4,200 professional drivers in the company. The drivers were named based on their length of service, safety and driving records, and exceptional customer service. The full list of drivers and the terminal out of which each operates is listed below. ·         Robert Moe; Lino Lakes, MN; Marmon/Keystone ·         Steve Millang; Des Moines, IA; Kirkman Farms ·         James Yarbary; Aurora, CO; Whole Foods Market ·         ...

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Highway Hero receives Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recently awarded Michael Schiotis, a driver from Spring Hill, Tenn., the Carnegie Medal. Schiotis was the 2011 recipient of the Goodyear Highway Hero of the Year award. The Carnegie medal is given throughout the U.S. and Canada to those who risk their lives while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Schiotis was driving on an interstate in Pennsylvania late one night when he approached what he thought ...

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Civilianjobs.com names Epes MVE

CivilianJobs.com recently named North Carolina-based carrier Epes Transport System a 2013 Most Valuable Employers for Military finalist. The recognition helps military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers for civilian careers. For more information about the award, visit the site.  

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Prime drivers recognized

Three drivers from Prime Inc. were honored at the 2013 Missouri Trucking Association (MoTA) Annual Safety Conference. Ronald Hoover, Glen Horack and Thomas Miller were awarded based on their excellent driving records, contributions to highway safety, and courtesy and participation in community affairs. Hoover, a 12-year reefer veteran, received the MoTA April 2012 Driver of the Month and he was named the 2013 Driver of the Year. Horack and Miller were also recognized as 2012 ...

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Trucker Buddy names Ambassador of the Year

Trucker Buddy International recently selected Randolph Boswell, a driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport, or Texarkana, Ark., the Darrell Hicks Memorial Ambassador of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at the Red Eye Radio Party at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 21. Boswell and another driver have worked the Charlotte Diesel Super Show in Concord, N.C., in 2012 and MATS promoting Trucker Buddy for three years, as well as being ...

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Epes Transport named Lowe’s COY

Lowe’s recently recognized Epes Transport System, Inc., as the 2012 Outbound Carrier of the Year and for the 2012 Double Platinum Carrier Award. The company was chosen for its consistent performance of providing quality delivered service for both inbound and outbound activity. The company, based in North Carolina, provides Lowe's over-the-road service.

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Tallahassee moving co. honored

Hunger relief organization Move For Hunger is awarding AMWAT Moving and Storage of Tallahassee, Fla., the Mover of the Year Award for 2012.

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Freymiller recognized by TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association presented its Past Chairman’s Award — its "highest honor" — to Don H. Freymiller, founder and chairmen of Freymiller Trucking. The award goes to an industry leader who has made a significant contribution to the business community, the industry and to TCA. Freymiller’s company is based in Oklahoma City, Okla., and specializes in transporting temperature-controlled and time-sensitive products. Contrary to the title of the award, the recipient does not have to ...

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